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Steve Mills

Are there ads that literally turn you off?

Posted Saturday, March 3, 2018, at 1:01 PM
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  • Bruce Rouner, the governor of IL, is up for re-election; his opponent will probably be JB Pritcher. But his ads are attacking Mike Madagan, who is the Speaker of the IL House and is not running for governor.

    -- Posted by Tyger on Sun, Mar 4, 2018, at 8:12 AM
  • Something wring with that picture from the start. Is he thinking the Gov will pull out for some reason?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Mar 4, 2018, at 11:03 AM
  • He may get indicted for something; that is the way it usual goes in IL. When a governor gets sent up, they elect a person of the other party, so he can be sent up, too; so far, more Republicans than Democrats have been sent to the slammer, usually a Federal one.

    The last one, a Democrat, got caught trying to sell a vacant Senate seat. The FBI was investigating him for something else and had his phone tapped. One of Rouner's PAC got ahold of it; it had the governor talking to Pritcher, who was inquiring about being appointed the state's Treasury Secretary. They took stuff out of context and used in an attack ad making seem like Pritcher was trying to buy the Senate seat. They dropped the ad after they got called on it, but then they revamped the audio to make it like he was a shady character. Incidentally, both are multi-millionaires.

    -- Posted by Tyger on Sun, Mar 4, 2018, at 2:56 PM
  • I don't understand why defamation of character, without real proof is allowed.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Sun, Mar 4, 2018, at 5:29 PM
  • Politicians during a campaign are allowed to say anything. They are the ones who make the rules.

    -- Posted by lazarus on Sun, Mar 4, 2018, at 7:34 PM
  • So it appears and it makes me extremely skeptical to hear ANY political advertisement that is not the candidates own words and IN CONTEXT.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Mar 5, 2018, at 12:08 PM
  • Now you understand why Trump tweets every day! He says whatever he wants the news media to report without changes. IF the news media reports on his tweets, Trump can correct them and usually does, if they add to or subtract from his tweets. PLUS everyone in the world can read his tweet if they know how. Personally, I don't read his tweets, but then I don't have to, because the news media reports everyone of them in their news. More people see or read or hear all his tweets than any other president's everyday speeches. I take my "Make America Great Again" cap off to Trump!

    -- Posted by sui on Thu, Mar 8, 2018, at 10:20 PM
  • As for the Ads that I hate, I hate the one by the hate monger congress women who claims she is only interested in "Impeach 45". She is a disgrace to our congress. Isn't it against their rules for a congressperson to spew hatred for another Congressperson or especially the POTUS? That is a black woman training and encouraging others to join her in doing injury to another man in a civil gathering? Now where did I read that law?

    -- Posted by sui on Thu, Mar 8, 2018, at 10:34 PM
  • Hummm, What about the guy who walks down the street in his underwear playing a guitar? To me, that is a disgrace to have to see while eating dinner. You'd think he would get tired of playing with his guitar! Why aren't the Women Marchers protesting that white man for their right to walk down the streets in their underwear while playing with something?

    -- Posted by sui on Sun, Mar 11, 2018, at 1:09 PM
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